MusAbility accept referrals from everyone! These might include:
- Self-referrals (client, carer or guardian)
- GP referrals
- Healthcare professional referrals (such as from an occupational therapist or speech and language therapist)
- Legal referrals (for example during medical negligence or family court cases)
- Clinical referrals (such as from a hospital or case manager).
This list is not exhaustive so please enquire if you wish to be referred from elsewhere.
There are several streams of accessible funding for arts therapies – schools are able to use Pupil Premium payments, the Adoption Support Fund support music therapy and dramatherapy, and often Direct Payments can be used for private clients, where applicable. If you have any questions or enquiries about music therapy, dramatherapy or MusAbility, please do not hesitate to contact us.
MusAbility are always interested in networking and making local links with other businesses, charities and organisations in the North-West. Please send us a message to tell us about yourselves or to arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat.
If you are interested in building a more formal partnership or co-promoting, please get in touch.
What our friends say about us
We use MusAbility for several of our clients who are currently, and have previously been through the medical negligence court system. MusAbility’s services are not only professional, timely and evidence-based in their clinical assessments, but the clients also show real developments in long-term work where many other health professionals declared none were possible. A truly inspirational team.
Medical Negligence Lawyer
Not only can we see the clear changes in behaviour for the children that attend music therapy…but it’s giving the staff new skills and techniques to work with the children that need a little extra support. Just brilliant.
Classroom Teacher, Mainstream School
It is absolutely fascinating to see how this child responds in music therapy…to be surrounded by verbal interaction, then be met in an environment when words are sometimes not used at all…it is incredibly impactive. I think it should be available to every child!
Support Assistant in Mainstream School
I have honestly never seen anything like it…music therapy reaches this child at such a profound level, we are in tears of joy every session, and their development visibly increases week to week.
Teaching Assistant, Specialist School
Some of the children in our school are that bit older…and they really struggle to engage both in the classroom and with staff on a 1:1 basis. Music therapy breaks down all boundaries. They love the sessions, and they think it’s so ‘cool’ that they are pushed to reach their potential…sometimes without even realising it!
Deputy Head Teacher, School for Children with Special Needs
Our music therapist is an integral part of our team. Not only do they engage clinically with the clients, but they also liaise with staff within the multi-disciplinary team…most importantly always putting the client first. We absolutely could not do without music therapy…and our clients wouldn’t allow it!